DARK SPOTS – on the skin. Most of you have been told they are age spots, that as you get older these just automatically appear. Not so!
- Dark spots can be of many different varieties. Some – especially the ugly reddish brown to black which are generally quite large are usually caused by prescription heart medications.
- Sun damage is also a big factor, especially if you started young as a sun worshiper. Glycation – a chemical reaction in the melanin to which sugar and protein and heat (sun) combined cause the dark spotting…as in the picture. If you don’t want this to happen you can slow it down by cutting down on sugar. Or just stay out of the sun. These can turn cancerous – known as Melanoma. Melanoma is noted as one of the most killing of the cancers.
- Good nutrition. You seem to be hearing that a lot lately – is always what is needed to reduce, diminish or stop many skin issues.
- Last but not least, the melanin which is evenly distributed in the skin when you are young and which gives the skin its color, can, as you age, begin to cluster on various spots of the skin all over the body. This is the result of the chemistry change in the body for different reasons such as a poor diet, medications, smoking, alcohol consumption, along with too much sun, etc.
NITRIC OXIDE in the blood…
Nitric oxide is produced by nearly every type of cell in the human body and one of the most important molecules for blood vessel health. It’s a vasodilator, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of your blood vessels, causing the vessels to widen. In this way, nitric oxide increases blood flow and lowers blood pressure. I mentioned in an earlier blog that this is what helps to keep the heart pumping. Foods that are high in ‘nitric oxide’ are as follows: red beets, citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes), leafy greens (spinach, kale, arugula), Poultry, Seafood, garlic, watermelon, pomegranate, nuts and seeds. celery, watercress, parsley, chinese cabbage, cabbage, dill, turnips, carrots, broccoli, cucumber, cauliflower, and as a treat – Dark Chocolate.
ADVERSITY – I don’t usually preach, but as we all have been asked to stay home, etc. I find a need to follow the directions of one of the Spiritual leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Russell M. Ballard: “If we are going to be staying at home think of home as the place to pray. You can feel Heavenly Father’s spirit and you can feel the hand of the Lord in your life wherever you find peace to say your prayers. Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” This can happen everyday of your life. Pray for divine guidance and offer gratitude for blessings already received. Remember America is a nation founded on prayer, and preserved by prayer. Have faith, revelation is alive and is still operating in the life of each of us on an individual basis as we live our lives righteously. Our Lord Jesus Christ loves us with a love beyond our ability to comprehend. Everything will turn out okay if we just turn our hearts in the right direction toward our Father in Heaven (GOD) and Jesus Christ as savior and redeemer of all mankind.”
During this pandemic going physically to church has been prohibited. So during this time our home has to be our sanctuary of FAITH.
LATEST in the NEWS –
FACT: Over-sanitizing and sterilizing every surface does NOT protect you from getting infected. And, the medical literature has shown time and time again, that it will also make your immune system weaker and puts you at risk of chronic disease…
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL!